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Bangor Councilor Joe Baldacci speaks in support of raising the city's minimum wage during a meeting Thursday night at Abraham Lincoln School in Bangor.
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Baldacci: Portland minimum wage hike could pressure Bangor to follow

If Portland increases its minimum wage and Bangor doesn’t follow suit, young workers could leave the state’s most youthful city in search …
Open water flows under the St. John River bridge in Allagash after the ice jam there broke up Friday afternoon. The jam moved downriver and had re-formed in St. Francis late Friday.

Ice jam on St. John River in Allagash lets go, re-forms in St. Francis

The National Weather Service lifted the flood warning on the upper St. John River after the ice jam in Allagash let go …
Homestead
Pine needles in their warm honey bath.

A delicious way to eat pine. (Yes, as in the tree.)

Pine is an excellent source of vitamin C. Something we could all probably use after our never-ending winter.

Police identify victim, suspect in Portland shooting

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Portland police have identified the two people involved in a shooting at …
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Firefighters on scene of Brewer apartment building fire

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Firefighters from Brewer and neighboring communities were at the scene of an …

Presque Isle community center bids higher than anticipated

City councilors will meet Monday to discuss the proposed Presque Isle …

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As Maine weighs e-cigarette limits, ‘vaping’ among U.S. teens triples

Add this to the list of electronics consuming teenagers’ attention: cigarettes. Use of electronic cigarettes tripled among American middle and high school students over the course of just …

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